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Tag: aquatic plants

Attract Wildlife with a Balcony Water Feature

Attract Wildlife with A Balcony Water Feature Fresh water, unless it has become polluted, will nearly always attract wildlife of some kind.  There are many different containers that will hold water and therefore suitable to use as a water feature on your balcony. whether you are on the first floor or the top floor, you […]

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Thalia Dealbata

Thalia Dealbata the giant Tropical looking Deep Marginal Plant Thalia Dealbata is a North American, architectural, tropical looking deep water marginal plant that displays large lanceolate leaves and tall stems that grow to a height of 180cm which produce panicles of beautiful violet flowers.  Also known as Powdery Alligator Flag, Hardy Canna and Powdery Thalia, […]

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Growing Pond Plants in Biodegradable Pots

Growing Pond Plants in Environmentally Friendly Biodegradable Pots I have been experimenting with growing pond plants in biodegradable pots known as Vi pots. These are made from natural fibre extracted from annual crop waste such as rice husk. The pots come in 2 different sizes. All have 4 small drainage holes in their base, a […]

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Water Scorpions

Also known by their Latin name (Nepa Cinerea), Water Scorpions are insects that look similar to land Scorpions.  Dark brown in colour and 3-5 cm in length, they certainly are a strange-looking insect. Strangest of it is their long narrow tail that looks like a sting. In fact, this is actually their breathing apparatus! They […]

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Alpine Newts in the UK

Long before my aquatic nursery even existed, I used to visit another aquatic nursery in Newdigate, known throughout my childhood as the Field Station. This wonderful place sold all kinds of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish as well as an interesting range of pond plants. You can read more about the Field Station on my article […]

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My First Wildlife Ponds

My First Wildlife Ponds Introduction I have always had a massive interest in wildlife and plants. By the time I had reached the age of twenty five, I had kept and studied numerous Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Amphibians and plants. As a teenager I used to breed many species of Butterflies and Moths. No doubt […]

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Calla Palustris-Bog Arum

Calla Palustris-Bog Arum Calla Palustris is a single species aquatic pond plant that is native to the northern hemisphere including the UK.  It also has the common names Bog-Arum and Marsh-Calla. It favours muddy margins and boggy conditions, and often grows wild at the edge of ponds, lakes, streams, ditches and in marshlands. Its glossy green […]

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Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide)

Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide) We are all aware of the state of our oceans, and the amount of plastic that finds its way down rivers and eventually into the sea.  Sky Ocean Watch and Lewis Pugh have certainly been doing their best to make us all aware of the long-term dangers of plastic waste […]

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